Robert Saleh is standing within the area home on the Atlantic Well being Jets Coaching Middle. It’s a June morning, and the second-year head coach of the Jets is carrying a T-shirt that reads: Constructive Vibes Solely. A T-shirt that was born shortly after the Senior Bowl.
“We had been going by self-scout, and there was a bit bitching about a number of the stuff that we had been seeing on tape, and I stated, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Guys, we’re PVO. We’re Constructive Vibes Solely, we’re not complaining about what we see, we’re discovering methods to get higher,’” Saleh advised The Publish.
After his 4-13 rookie season, after an 11-year playoff drought, after one lone Tremendous Bowl championship again on Jan. 12, 1969, the mettle of the HC of the NYJ is eternally examined underneath the brilliant glare of the passionate, long-suffering Jets fan, and Robert Saleh embraces the problem fearlessly on the eve of his second coaching camp.
Nobody ought to have anticipated miracles final season with a rookie head coach and rookie quarterback and rookie offensive coordinator, and nobody must be anticipating miracles now, particularly not with a formidable AFC East and AFC West … however following a banner draft, it shouldn’t be misplaced on anybody that the franchise has trumpeted Flight 2022 as its advertising and marketing marketing campaign.
If Zach Wilson is the pilot, Saleh is the co-pilot. And vice versa.
Robert Saleh is carrying a ‘Constructive Vibes Solely’ perspective into subsequent season.AP
If Saleh can take his personal second-year leap and area a protection that scares the opponent fairly than Jets followers, he may have an opportunity to once more double the victory whole.
“There’s a distinction between stress and stress,” Saleh says. “Strain — stuff you obtained full management over. Stress are issues you might have zero management over, like exterior noise. So I ignore exterior stress. That’s not my downside.
“Give me all of the stress I can deal with.
“Give me the stress of making an attempt to organize, give me the stress of making an attempt to get folks ready, give me the stress of game-planning … I’ll take all of the stress I can as a result of I’ve obtained management of it. So when folks say stress and stress, I attempt to alleviate and attempt to maintain myself faraway from all of the issues I’ve zero management over ’trigger in moments of stress when you don’t have any management and also you’re making an attempt to realize management of one thing, that’s when loopy stuff occurs. So once more, simply maintain your self within the second, dominate the stuff you obtained management over and belief that the great issues will occur.”
I requested Saleh if he feels stress to win.
“No, you’re at all times making an attempt to win,” he stated. “You lose one recreation and — kick him out, proper? You at all times have that stress to win. You at all times have that stress to carry out, you at all times have that stress to indicate up and be your private greatest each day, so there’s at all times that stress, which I welcome. You need that. You need that stress.”
Robert Saleh, proper, and Zach Wilson. Charles Wenzelberg/New York Publish
Invoice Parcells used to say that there will probably be at least 5 surprising issues that come throughout your desk each day as a head coach. The tragic loss of life of passing recreation specialist Greg Knapp rocked the group earlier than coaching camp final July.
“In moments of adversity your true character will reveal itself, and in case your true character is completely different than what you’ve been, that’s when folks name BS and also you’ll begin dropping that belief from folks,” Saleh stated. “So attempt to keep genuine, attempt to keep true to your self, reply to issues the way in which you’d. You don’t must go exterior your self to reply to adversity, you simply have to be true.”
Requested how shut the Jets are to being a winner, he stated: “I want I had a crystal ball. I’d go play the lottery, and I don’t know if I’d be teaching. We’re nearer than we had been a yr in the past. We’re so younger, and what’s completely different than another Jets groups previously is that this workforce has truly obtained an opportunity to develop collectively. It’s not a purchased workforce. It’s a develop workforce, and people are those that normally last more.”
Constructive Vibes Solely.